Cheap train tickets from Washington DC to New Orleans

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How much are train tickets from Washington DC to New Orleans?

Lowest Price$132.00
Fastest26h 2m
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Overall score for Washington DC to New Orleans
4.0
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Based on 1 reviews
Ratings (Out of 5)
Comfort
5.0
Staff
2.0
Value
3.0
Condition
4.0
Allan
4.0
July 18, 2019Couples trip
Pros
Good seats, plenty of legroom. Clean bathrooms.
Cons
Our trip was over 3 hours late arriving with no communication from staff. Staff were generally rude and abrupt -not all, but on several occasions. Passengers drinking alcohol on the train escalated to abuse of other passengers and physical assault on 2 staff members wit...More
Tips
Consider if you are comfortable with the possibliity of drunk passengers being noisy, rude and possibly threatening in the carriage. Take snacks as the cafe car was frequently closed.

How do you find cheap train tickets from Washington DC to New Orleans?

The most surefire way to find the lowest-priced train tickets from Washington D.C. to New Orleans is to plan ahead and book your train travel earlier. In the past 30 days, the cheapest average price users have found for trains from Washington D.C. to New Orleans was $139.63. If your travel date is still a number of days out, by booking your trip 16 days before you plan to travel, you could save an average of $86.33 compared to a typical last-minute fare. Trying to save on a last-minute fare and have a bit of flexibility on what day to travel? Take a look at midweek schedules, as these tend to be less busy and are often cheaper than buying tickets to travel on Friday, or a weekend departure.

How long is the train ride from Washington DC to New Orleans?

The distance between Washington DC and New Orleans is approximately 965.57 miles, or 1553.54 kilometers. The average travel time for a train between these two cities is around 26 hours and 5 minutes, although the absolute fastest you could get there is 26 hours and 2 minutes. Looking for ways to pass the time? Most trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, which means you can stream music, browse social media or get some work done during your ride. That said, in case your train has a spotty signal, or is among the few without Wi-Fi, we also recommend downloading TV shows and movies to your mobile device in advance of your trip. That way the ride will fly by whatever the Wi-Fi situation.

What is the busiest day for trains from Washington DC to New Orleans?

On Friday trains from Washington D.C. to New Orleans are the busiest. If you are looking for a great deal on your train tickets or to have extra room to stretch out, you might consider traveling on Sunday instead, as that tends to be the least traveled day of the week.

Amtrak Crescent has the most connections between Washington DC to New Orleans

Typically there is one train schedule per day. One train carrier operates regular service on the Washington D.C. to New Orleans route. Amtrak Crescent offers the most scheduled departures between Washington D.C. to New Orleans, usually offering one departure per day. Typically one schedule per day serves New Orleans with direct service. Direct service might still have stops along the way, but you will not need to switch trains.

Are you not set on traveling by train? Take a look at Bus tickets from Washington DC to New Orleans, which start at $103.00.

One train company connects Washington D.C. to New Orleans

Amtrak Crescent

Amtrak Crescent train tickets from Washington DC to New Orleans start from $132.00, and on average cost $164.08. Daily there are 1 Amtrak Crescent schedules to New Orleans. Amtrak Crescent in Washington D.C. leaves from Union Station, And in New Orleans trains arrive at Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave,

From Washington DC to New Orleans train travel on Amtrak Crescent takes 26 hours and 5 minutes. If you are looking to get to New Orleans faster, Amtrak Crescent offers more express schedule options with a travel time of 26 hours and 2 minutes.

If you are looking to travel to New Orleans on a weekend there is typically one Amtrak Crescent scheduled trip per day, which will cost $178.20 for a one-way weekend reservation from Washington D.C..

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Avg. Time
1d 2h 5m
Avg. Price
$164.08

Plan your next adventure

There is one train station from which trains depart Washington D.C. on their way to New Orleans. For this route, the busiest departing train stations in Washington D.C. are:
  • Union Station
There is one train station where trains arrive in New Orleans from Washington D.C.. These are the busiest arriving stations in New Orleans:
  • Union Term - 1001 Loyola Ave